Auckland City Council election gets heady

Excitement, anxiety and inter-group rivalry are mounting as the campaigning for the Local Government elections commenced last week. As the nominations closed on August 20, Auckland Council Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske said there were 542 candidates vying to fill 170 vacancies of various posts. There were 23 candidates on the Mayoral race for one post of Auckland Region Mayor, with…

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IBA Awards Night announced

The Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (IBA) 2010 Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night will be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel Auckland on Monday, November 15, 2010. Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand, Lady Satyanand, Prime Minister John Key, Trade Minister Tim Groser, Opposition Leader Phil Goff and Indian High Commissioner Retired Admiral Sureesh Mehta will be the Guests of Honour.…

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South Asians seek a bite of the political cake

While the General Election in 2008 saw for the first time a number of candidates of Indian origin evincing interest in politics (eventually ushering in two political debutantes in Parliament), the ensuing Local Government Election has a larger number keen to make an entry as lawmakers. These are not lesser mortals, since local administration in many ways is more important…

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